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Sheffield United vs Brighton, live! Seagulls cruising - Score, how to watch, videos, live updates

Sheffield United seek their first back-to-back Premier League wins since July 2020 when Brighton and Hove Albion visit Bramall Lane on Sunday.

The Blades have struggled mightily since promotion, winning just twice under Paul Heckingbottom, who was sacked on Dec. 5, and twice more under Chris Wilder. But Wilder's men hope to link a Feb. 10 win over Luton Town with three points on Sunday to have two victories in-a-row and then — it's happened before — they'll be on the verge of what Lou Brown calls "a winning streak."

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Brighton would be envious of that, too, having not won successive matches since the end of September. Roberto De Zerbi's men were once top-four hopefuls but have fallen off the map and have just two wins from their last nine Premier League outings.

The Seagulls have, however, beaten Wilder's Blades 5-2 in the FA Cup after a disappointing draw when these sides met in November at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton's 35 points are six points off sixth place and 12 away from the top four. Anything other than a win over 20th-place Blades, who are seven points back of safety, would be poor.


How to watch Sheffield United vs Brighton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 9am ET Sunday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBC.com


Sheffield United vs Brighton live updates! - By Joe Prince-Wright

Half time: Sheffield United 0-2 Brighton

That was a very lively first half. Holgate's red card put the Blades in a terrible position and Brighton pounced through Buonanotte and Welbeck and could've scored more. That said, Sheffield United did settle down and created a few chances themselves at the end of the half. Still, the Seagulls are sitting pretty.

Osborn’s goal disallowed by VAR for offside

A lengthy VAR check rules out a goal from Ben Osborn as he was offside as the ball hit Buonanotte before Osborn scored. As it wasn't a deliberate action from Buonanotte, Osborn was offside. Initially the referee on the pitch said Osborn had fouled Brighton goalkeeper Verbruggen but that wasn't the case. VAR then checked for offside and it was ruled out.

Brighton pushing for a third

Adingra smashes one over and it is all Brighton as they pushed hard for a third before half time. USMNT defender Auston Trusty is off the bench as Sheffield United have selected damage limitation mode. Smart choice.

Danny Welbeck smashes home - Sheffield United 0-2 Brighton (25th minute)

A second goal for the Seagulls as a cross into the box from finds Mitoma and his shot is saved but then the ball drops to Danny Welbeck and he hammers home. This could be another home hammering for Sheffield United.

Blades almost level it

Right away Sheffield United almost make it 1-1. Hamer cuts in from the right and wriggles into the box but his effort across goal is deflected out for a corner. So close for the hosts as Hamer could have squared it to a few of his teammates.

Brighton are ahead as Dunk heads in - Sheffield United 0-1 Brighton (20th minute)

After Welbeck and Buonanotte almost got on the end of a cross, the ball goes out for a corner and Dunk heads the ball towards goal and Buonanotte nudges it over the line.

Mason Holgate sent off for an awful challenge

Everton loanee Mason Holgate lunges in towards Mitoma and his foot is high and catches the Japanese winger on the knee. VAR takes a look at the challenge and the decision is simple: red card for Holgate after 13 minutes. Safe to say Chris Wilder isn't happy.

Brighton dangerous at the other end

Adingra takes a ball down perfectly and his cross is into a dangerous area with Ahmedhodzic stretching to clear he diverts the ball towards his own goal, but Foderingham is down to claw the ball away.

Almost the perfect start for the Blades

Jayden Bogle is found on the right and his shot towards the far corner is going in but Bart Verbruggen pushes it clear. Really positive start for Sheffield United.

Sheffield United lineup

Foderingham; Bogle, Holgate, Ahmedhodzic, Robinson, Larouci; Osborn, Hamer, Souza, McAtee; Osula

Brighton lineup

Verbruggen; Van Hecke, Dunk, Webster; Gross, Buonanotte, Gilmour, Lamptey; Adingra, Mitoma; Welbeck

Sheffield United focus, team news

Wes Foderingham's had a rough year for the Blades between the sticks but is coming off one of his best performances in a while. With transfer Ivo Grbic still dealing with the effects of a concussion, can Foderingham stake a stronger claim to keeping his place?

OUT: John Egan (ankle), Chris Basham (ankle), George Baldock (undisclosed), Daniel Jebbison (illness), Rhys Norrington-Davies (thigh) | QUESTIONABLE: Gustavo Hamer (thigh), Oliver McBurnie (calf), Ben Brereton Diaz (thigh), Ivo Grbic (concussion)

Brighton focus, team news

Pascal Gross leads the Seagulls in goals (4) and assists (8), and the club will feel its only going to get better with Simon Adingra returning from his starring role in the Ivory Coast's AFCON triumph. Will he be ready to return on Sunday?

OUT: Joao Pedro (hamstring), Julio Enciso (knee), Solly March (knee), James Milner (thigh), Joel Veltman (knee), Jack Hinshelwood (ankle) | QUESTIONABLE: Simon Adingra (international duty)